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Explore Our Coasts
Dr. David Kimbro and Dr. Randall Hughes work to unlock the secrets of the intertidal ecosystems that make up our coasts. In a series of short videos, they explore the inner workings of salt marshes, oyster reefs, and seagrass beds as well as the ways in which we enjoy what they offer us. Join us as we kayak, snorkel, and wade the wet and wild of the Forgotten Coast.
In the Grass, On the Reef is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Lake Lafayette Algae Bloom
WFSU-FM's Lynn Hatter reports on an algae bloom in Tallahassee's Lake Lafayette. FWC Biologist Mike Hill suspects fertilizer being used in the surrounding Piney Z. neighborhood is the cause. He suggests an education campaign on fertilizer use might help the problem. Listen to Lynn's story here.
Mike showed us around Lake Lafayette on a recent EcoAdventure. Watch that video here.
Earlier this year, Dr. David Kimbro broke down the natural nutrient cycle, and how man made synthetic fertilizers accelerate the growth of algae in waterways, often with deadly consequences to marine life. Learn more here.
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Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Last week, David and I (along with all the students and technicians in our labs, and over 500 other ecologists/students) attended the Benthic Ecology Meeting in Mobile, AL. You may well wonder – … Continue reading
Cristina Lima Martinez FSU Coastal & Marine Lab First Impressions As soon as you arrive to BMB, it is easy to imagine and feel the same curiosity and fascination that Robert Paine brimmed with when he first immersed himself in … Continue reading
Dr. David Kimbro FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Since I started working at FSU’s marine lab, I have frequently cast longing looks at a local study system that hasn’t been examined in over 50 years. Back in the 1960s, the … Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab A sure sign of spring for me is an increase in time in the field. (Robyn and Emily would probably disagree with me, since they have been out in the field regularly … Continue reading
Emily Field FSU Coastal & Marine Lab These lyrics are from Mr. Ray’s teaching song in Finding Nemo. It’s too bad that I can’t sing all of my lessons! I’m teaching Animal Diversity lab to undergrads on campus this semester. … Continue reading
Tanya Rogers FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Although the oyster project’s fieldwork has attracted most of the attention on this blog (indeed, it is where most of the action happens), our time at the lab deserves a bit of discussion … Continue reading
Dr. David Kimbro looks back at 2010, which saw the commencement of the Biogeographic Oyster study. David and his collaborators recently met at the FSU Coastal & Marine Lab to review and plan ahead for 2011, and David lets us in on what’s ahead. Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab In keeping with all of the other end-of-year top 10 lists, I’ll wrap up 2010 with my own observations and highlights from In the Grass – 10. No tarballs – yet?? The … Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab It has been COLD the last few times we’ve been out in the field. The first time (described accurately by Rob), we did not have sufficient cold weather field gear – David … Continue reading